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Umesh Hodeghatta

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Dr. Umesh Hodeghatta Rao is an acclaimed professional in the field of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Business Analytics. Currently he is working as a data scientist, specialize in AI, Machine Learning and NLP (research and development, products and solutions). He has his master’s degree in EE from Oklahoma State University, USA and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur with a specialization in Machine Learning and NLP. He has more than 20 years of work experience and teaching experience. He has held senior management positions at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, McAfee, Cisco Systems, and AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA. He has recently established IBM Big Data Analytics Lab and HP Research Lab at Xavier University.

Dr. Hodeghatta has published many journal articles in international journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has authored books titled "Business Analytics Using R" and “The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security” published by Springer Apress, USA. Dr. Hodeghatta has contributed his services to many professional organizations and regulatory bodies. He was an Executive Committee member of IEEE Computer Society (India); Academic advisory member for the Information and Security Audit Association (ISACA), USA; IT advisor for the government of India; Technical Advisory Member of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) India; Advisory member of Task Force on Business Intelligence & Knowledge Management. He is also a senior member of the IEEE, USA.

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